Chicago: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet); Peter Cetera (vocals, bass); James Pankow (trombone); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds); Danny Seraphine (drums).
Additional personnel: J.G. O'Rafferty (pedal steel guitar); Laudir De Oliveira, Joe Lala (congas).
Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado in February 1973.Includes liner notes by Don Heckman.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Peter Cetera (vocals); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds); James Pankow (trombone); Daniel Seraphine (drums); Joe Lala, Laudir DeOliveira (congas).
Audio Mixers: David Donnelly; Phil Ramone; Jeff Magid.
Audio Remasterer: David Donnelly.
Liner Note Author: Don Heckman.
Recording information: Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO (02/??/1973-06/27/1973).
Photographers: Barry Feinstein; Hugh Brown .
The album on which Chicago fully dropped its early jazz-rock roots and went strictly pop, 1973's CHICAGO VI features two of the band's finest singles, the romantic "Just You 'N' Me" and the uplifting "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," along with a solid set of album tracks. Although Robert Lamm's solo piano ballad "Critics' Choice" reveals a thin skin concerning the group's poor reviews from the hipster press, Terry Kath's "What's This World Coming To" and Lamm's dreamy "Something in This City Changes People" are nearly as strong as the big hits. Elsewhere, the country-fried "In Terms of Two" proves an interesting stylistic detour. Chicago has always been a definitive singles band, but those looking to explore their catalogue beyond the hits should check out this excellent release.